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About Us

About Us

Health begins where people live, learn, work, and play. Get Healthy San Mateo County is a local collaborative of community-based organizations, County agencies, cities, schools, and hospitals working together to advance policy change to prevent diseases and ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to live a long and healthy life.

Learn more in our Get Healthy San Mateo County overview video!

Achieving GHSMC’s mission requires sustaining current partnerships and building new ones to improve the health of everyone in San Mateo County.

GHSMC supports the advancement of the 10 essential public health services as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The collaborative is facilitated by the San Mateo County Health. 


Mission & Vision


Get Healthy San Mateo County uses policy change to prevent diseases and ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to live a long and healthy life.


Get Healthy San Mateo County succeeds when all residents, regardless of income, race/ethnicity, age, ability, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


Our History
Building Healthy Communities for all San Mateo County Residents since 2004

In 2004, under the leadership of then-San Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson, a county-wide task force working on the Healthy Communities San Mateo County: A Community Health Improvement Initiative to Eliminate Health Disparities developed the Blueprint for Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action to guide San Mateo County’s work to build healthy communities and prevent childhood obesity.


Our Partners

Thank you to the many organizations that have been part of Get Healthy San Mateo County over the past 10 years! With your help we have made great progress in preventing diseases and ensuring that all San Mateo County residents have the opportunity to live long and healthy lives.

Yet there is still more work to be done! Connect with us and our partners throughout San Mateo County to help build healthy, equitable communities. 


Meet Our Staff

Get Healthy San Mateo County is supported by Health Policy and Planning unit staff at San Mateo County Health.